This truly unique fundraising event demonstrates the creative talent this community has to offer, while supporting & promoting a worthy cause. Local individuals showcase their talents to create original Table Designs that are then auctioned off to the highest bidder.
The Preview Party and Main Event remain combined into the 2016 Gala Auction, and are now taking place Saturday, April 9th. The party begins at 4:00 PM.
The entire event is held at Hart's Hill Inn in Whitesboro, New York.
Guests are given an exclusive, in-person look at the table designs, along with an early opportunity to bid on or purchase those designs.
Tickets to the Gala Auction are $50 each. For larger groups, an entire table of ten is available for purchase for $500; this guarantees you can sit with your group!. Tickets for the event MUST be purchased in advance. This year, for the first time, guests can choose their seating to maximize their enjoyment at the event!
Table Designs are unique, themed creations assembled by talented local individuals for display and sale at Come to The Table. Many Table Designs start with the basic idea of a dining table, including service for four. However, the sky is the limit, and our designers get more creative every year!
Some of our Table Designs are meant to be assembled into an elegant dining room, and include everything you would need to create a room around them. Some even include wall hangings, chairs and even a new table itself. Of course, in the end a few tables are completely unique!
Every Table Design has a theme, and some have already leaked! You may be able to bid on a complete camping kitchen (including a double sink), a "Bike Ride in The Countryside," a desk with a tree growing right through the middle, or even your very own "Taste of Utica" experience!
Craft Brewers and Distillers
This year's event includes FREE tastings by Adirondack Distilling Company, Brewery Ommegang, Cooperstown Distillery, and Good Nature Brewing! The chance to sample so many great, local, hand-crafted products is worth the price of admission alone!
Of course, the night also includes an open bar, live music, dinner with dessert, giveaways, and of course, the Live Auction that caps it all off!
Did You Know
The Peacemaker Program, Inc. depends on a variety of funding sources to continue its services to the community, including those raised by events like Come to The Table and generous donations from people like you!
The first step in resolving any conflict is often to invite the other party to come to the table and have a discussion. Mediation's primary goals are to offer an opportunity to speak and to be heard. That opportunity is only available when people create it, by coming together!
"The willingness to share does not make one charitable; it makes one free."